The Grade 2 listed Old Library, Masham sits on the corner of the principle approach in to the Market Square from Swinton. Built in 1856 it originally served as the Mechanic Institute of then Mashamshire. It was designed by the respected William Perkin of Perkin and Backhouse of Leeds in Victorian Italianate style. In 2017-18 its internal was redesigned and fully refurbished by Langton Holdings Ltd as a showcase for there work.
Offering a fully bespoke handmade kitchen with granite toped 2.8m long island the former Lecture Hall has been recreated to form one of the most exciting examples of open plan living in Yorkshire. The kitchen has everything you would expect, range oven, dual sinks, dishwasher, washer, if fully lit under and over counter and in units, is all handmade from solid wood. The room has the historic A-frames spot lit as well as 3 chandlers. There is a Yamaha and Cambridge audio sound system and 60 inch smart TV. The current dining table seats 10 with plans to increase this to a 12 or 14 when a fitting antique one becomes available. There is sofa seating for 9 with coffee table (no photos of this area yet as still having curtains fitted). A log burner will be added once listed building consent is granted (don't ask - its taking forever!)
In addition to this 924 sq ft open plan space two bedroom suits offer the following:
Master bedroom offers king bed, handmade furniture, interlined curtains luxury carpets over 11mm underlay, beds are made up with Hungarian down duvets and minimum 400 tc linens. It then has a private corridor to master bathroom, featuring role top bath, twin Victorian basins, toilet with high level cistern, under floor heating, large 1600 x 900 dual head shower and, the best bit, lit by a 15 arm Crystal Chandelier.
The second bedroom has pineapple theme wallpaper with matching lamps and chandelier. Handmade furniture offers blanket box, wardrobe, bedside tables as well as King size bed and handmade fitted blinds. Linens are again minimum 400tc and duvets are down. The en-suit offers large dual head shower, heated towel rail, fully tiled, heated towel rail as well and traditional WC and basin.
Think of a dales town, and Masham is very much what you have in mind, a charming Yorkshire Dales town on the northern edge of the Nidderdale Area.
With a unique selection of high quality shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants there is plenty to entertain the casual browser and even more for the inquisitive visitor keen to explore.
Combined with a weekly market and rich stunning countryside in every direction, this iconic town is a must for those looking to experience the true Yorkshire.
What’s Best About Masham?
The charming Georgian Market place is the heart of the town, giving a feeling of open space and fresh air regardless of the time of year, and allows visitors to stroll at their leisure free from the worries of traffic.
It sits on the River Ure, at the foot of Wensleydale, one of the best known and most striking of the Yorkshire Dales. From here you can drive south to Upper or Lower Nidderdale, explore further west into the Dales or make a short hop in the other direction to Ripon or Harrogate.
July sees the annual Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally, as well as the best of local produce there are a range of steam and traction engines in steam and operating. These one functional yet beautiful machines capture the romance of a bygone age for all the family.
At the end of September the town commemorates its woolly history with the lively annual Masham Sheep Fair. Competitions and sales of rare breeds, demonstrations and sheep racing are just some of the entertainments of offer.
Hidden Gems Of Masham.
Hackfall Woods and the Druids Temple are just two of the nearby Victorian sites of follies; structures built for no purpose other than to build them, partly as status symbols and partly to provide employment during times of economic hardship.
The area around the town is known locally as Mashamshire and is land of curious follies and historic buildings and structures just waiting to be explored…
Beer! – put simply.
Two great breweries operate in this small market town and both offer tours and gifts, while the many pubs just a stone’s throw from the breweries will provide the perfect opportunity to sample the range of delicious ales lovingly crafted in the town, and you’ll find no better steak and ale pie than one made with either Riggwelter, or Old Peculiar.
Take your time to sample both, and decide which you prefer. This can take several nights, but with some great accommodation it’s a perfect place to spend some time.
Getting To Masham.
The town sits on the A6108, roughly half way between Leyburn, and the city of Ripon.
Using the A1: Coming from the south take junction 50, and follow signs along the A6055 then B6267, from the North take Junction 51 for Bedale, leaving Bedale on the B6268 and follow the road signs.
Tipus de propietat
Masham, Anglaterra, Regne Unit